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>> ama: today there were several protests all of them loud but orderly. the summit begins tomorrow. president obama will be in attendance. >> alan: now to another developing story. the blind chinese activist who stirred up relations between the china and u.s. is now on american soil. a few hours ago he spoke to reporters shortly after landing at newark liberty airport in new jersey in april he made a daring escape from his rural village? china and given sanctuary inside the american embassy in beijing. now an agreement has been reached allowing him to bring his family to new york where he will attend law school. >> ama: in oakland, crews stumble upon major marijuana grow while battling a fire. >> alan: john ol' stand -- alston has more. >> reporter: when oakland firefighters got here just after 4:00 a.m. they didn't know what
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to expect. flames were shooting from the warehouse. cans of food stored on the up are floor were exploding but that's not what good at police controlled. on the ground floor firefighters discovered a large marijuana growing operation. nearly 500 plants, a lighting grid and ventilation system to filter away any pot odor. >> i was just really amazed we had a grow house or grow warehouse in our neighborhood. i was like really shocked. >> reporter: other neighbors recalled seeing what they thought was restaurant equipment in and out. >> all covered so used for storage and nothing smelled. >> reporter: firefighters discovered wiring that apparently powered the marijuana operation, which presented challenges when they started their attack. >> when you're at a large growing operation you don't know
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how they're getting their electrical source and so we had pg&e come out and cut off the electricity to both buildings. >> the firefighters have been to this location in the past with tragic results inch 1999, a firefighter was killed. le this afternoon, police pulled out a few marijuana plants but were waiting for the water to stop dripping from the top noor before finishing the job. the fire started on the top floor in a food warehouse. the cause is undetermined and investigators are not sure whether or not the electrical system for the marijuana grow was even a factor. police are trying to track down the people renting the space. >> ama: oakland police want to find out more bat shooting we told you about at 5:00. two people were shot at 45th 45th and west streets this afternoon. someone then trev -- drove both
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victims to the hospital. there's no word on the conditions of the victims. investigators believe at least 16 shots were fired. police have not made any arrests i. oakland police are looking for this man. has san. wanted for running from police during a vehicle stop and threatening officers with a gun. officers fired at has san so he may be injured. >> alan: cooler temperatures are helping crews battle fires across the west in colorado, wildfire scorched 12 square miles and 80 residents have return today their homes. the blaze is 45% contain. the fire was started bay camper using an outdoor stove. there's other fires in california, nevada, new mexico and utah and wildfires in california. the grass fire burned just south of sacramento that came close to several homes but it was put
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out. >> ama: the first bay to breakers race hits the streets of san francisco tomorrow. the run starts at 7:00 a.m. on howard street and then goes over the heys street hill. which got he last year. and the finish line is along the great highway. sergio quintana is live at the starting line. >> reporter: i can tell you this. a couple of hours ago crews blocked off howard and beil streets here so they can begin setting up the starting line. the starter gun will be shot here at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, but beginning now on through tomorrow afternoon, the city will begin feeling the effects of this signature san francisco event. now in the 101-year history of bay-to-breakers the race is often overshadowed by the spectacle of costumes drinking and revelry of some participants. this year the most notable
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rules, no floats or wheeled con transportation allowed. no alcohol allowed and you actually have to register for the race. 40,000 people have signed up this year. >> this is my second year. one of the most incredible things i have done. so i traveled across country to get here. >> why from d.c.? >> because the energy in the race is palpable. >> reporter: some streets will be getting blocked off tomorrow night and tomorrow morning and your car will be towed it it's parked on the race route. so pay attention to the signs. and if you plan on driving through the city be mineful there's on three streets you can cross market so pay attention to the detours happening as well. reporting live in san francisco. sergio quintana.
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>> ama: for complete information go to abc-7 news. >> be sure to tune into the abc-7 morning news for police live coverage. >> alan: celebrating asive -- a civil rights activist. harvey milk. >> ama: the deal that puts google squarely in the mobile phone business. >> alan: a mobile app that lets you check out the bar scene before you get there. >> leigh: a terrific day. temperatures in the mid-to-low 80s. more warming tomorrow. the forecast and talk about the solar ecrisp tomorrow as hello. hello?
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in 1978 and the mayor by former supervisor dan white in 2009 president obama possess human mousily awarded milk with the presidential medal of freedom. >> ama: if you're getting ready to go out, there's a new app you might want to take with you. it can help you check out san francisco's bar scenes before you arrive. the app will scan the faces of patrons in 25 bars across the city to determine age and gender. customers can then check their smartphones to see if it's the right crowd for them. but not everybody is on board. some critics say they'll boycott any venue that uses the app. >> alan: google is one step closer to manufacturing phones. authorities in china approved googles acquisition of motorola mobility for $12.5 billion. china's approval was the last hurdle. the deal is expected to klose next week. >> ama: safety first.
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what you need to watch tomorrow's ring of fire. >> alan: the test that could help save your life and who should be taking it. >> ama: what's the weather going to be like tomorrow? leigh glaser has the forecast. >> mike: we say triple crown, boys and girls? what a finish at the preakness today. the same two horse that battled at the derekby. h@
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to find out if they have hepatitis b or c. several organizations are teaming up at at civic center plaza. hepatitis c infects one in ten asian americans. >> get testes and your families specially since it's usually transmitted from mother to child through birth. >> alan: like me people can live for decades and never experience any symptoms until they develop liver cancer or
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liver disease. yesterday the centers or disease control called hepatitis c a health crisis. the cdc is asking all baby-boomers to get tested for it. it's believe one in 30 boomers have the treatable disease and most of them don't know it. >> ama: bay area student-athletes got a free checkup that could save their lives. the university of saz san francisco hosted an event where athletes were given a comprehensive screening, including a test to detect heart problems. >> one condition we're looking for is to prevent cardial death. a lot of undetected cardiovascular problems that occur and it's average that 75 athletes die in the united states every year on a playing field. >> ama: 900 athletes signed up for the free test. 9% of the athletes had abnormal ekgs. >> alan: this weekend you can catch a glimpse of a rare solar
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eclipse. the ring of fire eclips when the move moves across the sun, block everything but a halo oflight. the prime viewing tomorrow tomorrow is 6:00 30. here in the bay area we'll see a partial eclipse. more like a c rather than a halo. last ring of fire eclipse was not 1994, and make sure you have protective eye wear when viewing. >> ama: don't look at it unless you're wearing this. i don't know how you can see it. i can't see anything. >> alan: they're like little welder glasses but you can get them at any science store. >> leigh: or just take a little pin, stick it through the paper like this, and then put it down, and you can look down on it. don't look directly at the sun. >> ama: look down? >> leigh: on the piece of paper. >> alan: but it's cooler with the glasses. >> ama: you look so cool, leigh. >> leigh: i know. i'm going to take you somewhere where you need some shades.
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let's go to the beach. santa cruz, a terrific beach day today. everyone just hanging out there. santa cruz the high today was 73. right now you're at 69 degrees. with a nice setting sun. and i tell you the viewing tomorrow for that partial eclipse is just going to be fantastic across the bay area. as we will remain with clear skies. here's a look at current readings for you right now. 80 in con card. 83 in antioch. san francisco, thanks to the westerly winds cooled to 59. 78 in santa rosa, 76 and clear skies in loss good at toassments here's a look at the highlights breezy overnight. mainly near the coast. a coastal cloudiness will redevelop. warmer for sunday. inland temperatures, rebound nicely into the upper 80s. enjoy it because things are going to turn chilly as we head into tuesday wednesday and thursday, as the westerly winds
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pick up. this is what we're talking about. a little fog right near santa cruz earlier this morning. just moved on out of here. you can see clear skies but we have a little bit of a marine layer developing just off the coast and that could bring coastal communities a little low cloudiness. otherwise, expect clear sky. cool in the north bay temperatures in the mid-to up per 40s. santa rosa 48. 52 in papa, 52 in san francisco. and 51 degrees with clear skies for livermore. if you are running tomorrow, bay-to-breakers, 7:00 a.m. to about noon you can expect hit and miss, a little marineaire so a few clouds, brilliant sunshine temperatures 52 to 56 degrees. 52 at start. to 56 degrees when you finish with a southwesterly wind up to 15 miles-per-hour. so a terrific morning for that run. high pressure bringing us a nice
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ridge today. it will do it again tomorrow. so expect temperatures to be mild to warm. especially east bay interior valley areas. heading into monday and tuesday all of this is growing to break down and a colder air mass will settle over the bay area. tomorrow, 84 santa rosa, napa, tomorrow, 8 2. interior east bay, getting warm. livermore, oakley. livermore valley area temperatures upper 80s. 74 for oakland. 57 for san francisco. san jose, 82. santa cruz, 76. mid-to-upper 80s towards gilroy and hollister. the next seven days look like this. monday, temperatures start to trend down a little bit. we'll see more low clouds and fog starting to move back in, and then check out wednesday thursday friday. inland temperatures in the low 70s. and even in the mid-50s at the
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coast. wind will pick up. there will be a chill in the air and next weekend will warm up. >> alan: what a finish at the preakness today. >> mike: almost the same as the derby. been 34 years since the last triple crown winner when affirmed pulled off the trifecta in 1978. today, i'll have another derby winner, was hoping to get a step closer. here's the call. >> bode heister and i'll have another in a dramatic preakness, can i'll rev another get there? at the wire. >> mike: what a finish. just like the derby, i'll have another caught bode meeser -- bodemeister from behind. the final leg of the triple crown is set for june 9th. >> cash cow triple crown baby. come on. baltimore, new york, come on why not. he is a special horse.
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we're heading to new york. >> mike: unbelievable. the giants owned the a's at at&t park. ten straight wins. g-men looking for number 11. the fabs are ready. the bare-handed grab. thank you very much. first batter, weeks to left. look at cabrera. a little shoe strirchg action. ryan vogelsong was dealing seven shutout innings, only allowed one hit when ross -- it was argued it hit his bat not his hand. buster posey a ground rule double. melvin still furious about the vogelsong call. and gets tossed. >> cal hosting arkansas, the bear's second ncaa game. reed, up and over the wall.
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cal behind 3-0. reed comes through in the third. the delayed steal on the intentional walk makes it 3-1. to the seventh. cal threatening. arkansas stuns top-ranked cal 3-2. bears play elimination game at 7:00 p.m. >> stafford lost earlier today, dropping a decision to louisiana laugh fayate. stanford plays the winner between baylor and mississippi valley state. >> to the hardwood, spurs and clippers. l.a. had a 20-point lead. blake griffin came out on fire. the alley-oop from chris ball. griffin, 14 in the first quarter to the second. griffin showing range. turn-around jumper. clippers up 24 at one opinion. the spurs outscore l.a. 26-8 in the third. done can gives the spurs the lead for good. win 17 straight, 96-86 to take a
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3-0 series lead. >> pga tour, the byron nelson championship. nine playersed had a share of the lead today. up and in but a double bogey drops him four back. dickie pride led at one time. not the right speed. settles for par. one back. jason day misses that gimme. would have been tied for the lead but bun walk with a 67. everyone chasing jason dufner. ties a 69, 8-under heading into sunday's final round. >> very crowded leaderboard. henry part of a three-way tie for second at 7-under. sneak the mix. >> on the bieks, stage seven of the tour of california. 78.3 miles from ontario to
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mt. baldy. wins the stage to take a 45-second lead into the final stage tomorrow, which is traditionally a ceremonial lied. the american david zabriskie is in second place. >> manny ramirez eligibility to come off the 50-game sung. playing with the river cats in sacramento. >> ama: graduation day for sf state when we return.
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brain function, and the uss iowa is going and how you-watch it head out. join us at 11:00. >> ama: four years of steady sweat and tears ended for graduates of san francisco state university. the 111th year of commencement at sfu. 20,000 granddaughters friends -- 20,000 grads, friends and families. they got their dilooms and walked off into a new world. >> alan: that's it for us at 6:00. >> ama: thank you for joining us. captioned by closed captioning services inc.
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